Limassol Region, Limassol
There is no doubt Limassol Castle occupies a dominant position in the landmark and tourist attractions in the city. The medieval Limassol Castle is situated near the old harbour in the heart of the historical centre of the city of Limassol. The castle as it appears today is a structure rebuilt circa 1590 under the period of Ottoman rule. This 14th-century structure, built over the remains of a Byzantine castle, has been utilised by conquerors throughout Cyprus’ turbulent history. The Venetians vandalised it, the Ottomans gave it a facelift for military use, and the British used it as a colonial prison. Apparently, Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria in the chapel of the original castle in 1191, where he also grandly crowned himself King of Cyprus and his wife Queen of England.